Joshua Harris, the man who wrote “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” in the early 2000’s, has since denounced the book– and his faith, according to a report by FaithWire.
This deeply concerns my heart. It’s hard for me to not ask the question, “How could someone who knows so much about Jesus and seems to be walking so closely with Him, have never, in reality, been saved?” Only God knows the hearts of all men… and maybe we don’t know everything when we thought we did.
I don’t want to get into a debate about whether one can lose their salvation, though my view is that one can never lose their salvation– it is just that they were never really saved to begin with.
It is in times like these that I am a bit shaken; but Jesus knows what He’s doing. I never really listened to Joshua Harris as a pastor, yet it makes me think. It is in times like these that I am reminded to put my faith wholeheartedly in Jesus, and not in man– no matter how well-known or seemingly in love with the Lord. I know my God, and He knows me– and I know that for sure. My heart hurts for Joshua Harris, and I am grieved that, for lack of better words, is heading straight to hell unless he truly comes to know Jesus.
Please, pray for Joshua, that he would truly come to know Christ. Pray also for his wife, whom he is permanently separating from after deciding to do so together. He and his family need our prayers now, more than ever.
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Christ came to die for the sins of all people, so that we would be saved from eternal hell away from God. Learn more about Jesus, and His great Love for all people, here.